Whenever I travel, I'm enchanted by a country's critters as much, if not more, than the buildings and museums and plazas.
I love animals, tame or wild, pedestrian or unusual. Animals make me stop in my tracks, run backwards, drop to my belly in the mud, and do all manner of silly things to capture them on film. The Hubby, and my fellow hiking buddies in England's Lake District, got quite used to me suddenly dropping to my knees, hanging over rocks, and flopping on my fanny to get a shot of a critter. After a while, they even would point them out to me if I missed one (like the moth in the men's room--thank you, Geoff!)
Here are some of my favorite animals from my recent trip (but no dog photos, because that was a separate post a few days ago):